Title: Maintenance Manager to control operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms

Authors: Theo Verbruggen, Luc Rademakers, Patrick Roost, Gerhard Dersjant

Addresses: ECN, P.O.Box 1, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands. ECN, P.O.Box 1, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands. Baas & Roost Maintenance Consult, De Bouw 123, 3991 SZ Houten, The Netherlands. Lagerwey the Windmaster, Hanzeweg 31, 3771 NG Barneveld, The Netherlands

Abstract: Maintenance of wind farms is of increasing importance. Especially in remote areas, where logistics and accessibility are restricted, costs of preventive as well as corrective maintenance form a substantial part of the costs of electricity. The importance of a tool that assists in feedback to the design, failure logging, configuration control and maintenance planning is evident. This paper describes the importance of such a tool, the functional specifications that should be met and the experience with implementation of such a system at a wind turbine manufacturer.

Keywords: maintenance; offshore; wind turbines; wind farms; operations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2002.002357

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2002 Vol.1 No.4, pp.370-379

Available online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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